Monday, January 31, 2005

What's Up With The CIA?

Hat tip to BlackBerrySpeak Mag for this one. So what do we think they're hiding? Any ideas?

Lawmakers, CIA in Dispute Over Release of Documents About Nazi War Criminals
By Malia Rulon/AP


But the law's authors - Sen. Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, and Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. - say the CIA is withholding information about Nazi war criminals, suspects or collaborators who were recruited and hired by the U.S. government after World War II to provide expertise on the former Soviet Union.


Documents released last year indicate there was a closer relationship than previously thought between the United States and individuals with Nazi ties after WWII. A working group created to declassify the information is trying to determine exactly what they did for the CIA and the status of their employment.

This request challenges the CIA's deeply held reluctance to release any intelligence-related information and the law's broad mandate for disclosing details about Nazi war criminals.

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At 7:07 PM, Blogger MaxedOutMama said...

Oh, the US brought over all the scientists they could get their hands on, and quite a few people from the Canaris organization. A lot of these people were far up in the hierarchy. Of course, some of these people were active in plotting against Hitler too.

I'm sure there's a lot we'll never know. I forget his name, but I believe one of the German intelligence officers brokered a deal with the Americans to work for them. I'm sure similar arrangements were made with the Soviet Union, and were made with Baathists in Iraq after the invasion.

At 7:48 PM, Blogger Esther said...

I find all that spy stuff fascinating. I'd love to know who made deals with whom, for what, etc. Probably why I love watching Bond films.

At 6:51 AM, Blogger American On Line said...

It's not the CIA. They are merely the agency. They are getting their direction of Bush et al. These cover-ups have been ongoing wit all CIA Directors and WHouses, and included the complicity of then CIA director Bush.

It's another example of "Useful Idiots." We were the idiots though.

Nazis became our Commie hunters and scientists after WWII. We helped them out of the threat of trials, we paid them, brought them here, placed them in the private sector, and, I fear, hired them in government. Probably worse.

We Americans are habitually too easy in approving the misconduct of government, and when they caught, excusing them with "everyone does it."

At 10:09 AM, Blogger Gindy said...

I can take a guess. But, I have to say that in all wars a little bit of this has to go on. I have to assume that we made deals with people from Saddam's old regime. To what degree I don't know.


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